With the QAFA (B) South teams in the home stretch of the season, we thought it’s time to take a look at where they have been, and what is ahead of them in 2015. Check it out, club by club, below.
13 and zip. About as good as it gets for this time of year. The Magpies have been dominant this year, taking every challenge in their stride. Lismore got within 12-points in round 7, but that’s as near as anyone has been all season.
They have the bye this weekend, before a big game with second place Tweed Coast the week after. If they win that, you would think they will go through the home and away season undefeated.
Joseph Ryan has been the spearhead up forward this year, with 26 goals to date.
Tweed Coast Tigers
At 8-5, it’s been a mixed bag for Tweed Coast this year. They have won most of the games they should of, but would be disappointed to drop a game to Ballina in round 11, which brought them right in the hunt for second spot.
The biggest game in the run home for the Tigers is when they take on Ballina in round 17. With only a game separating the two teams, it will be a very important game to win if they want to hold on to second.
Ashley Gemmill is having a fantastic season for the Tigers, he is the barometer
7-5, and just four points off second place. They have been a bit patchy this year, but when it works, it works. They have been no match for Byron, but have seemed to be in every other game that has been played this year.
No bye in the run home means their destination is in their own hands, facing every team once from now on in. IF they can win three of those games, they should pinch second spot.
Just a couple of wins for the Swans this year. They got over Ballina in round 5, which was against the odds, beat Robina a week later, and drew with Robina in round 11. They have been in a lot of the games they have played this year, so they are much more competitive than their record suggests.
Robina and Ballina in the run home gives them a massive opportunity to grab another couple of wins before the season ends, it’s not like they haven’t done it before.
Mitchell Grivins has been their best this year, finding a lot of the footy.
2015 hasn’t quite gone to plan so far for Robina, with just the one win and a draw. It did however start on the right foot, with a round 1 win over Lismore.
They have the opportunity to push Lismore again this week, which they proved early on they are more than capable of doing. Their final two games against Byron and Ballina will be tough.
Aaron James has given his all to the Roos this year, and can hold his head up
By Andrew Wiles – @andrewjwiles